Clare grew up in the English countryside in what is known as 'Constable Country', named for the artist John Constable who was famous for, amongst other things, his paintings of incredible East Anglian skies. It was this beautiful setting near the River Stour and a love for the novels of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and DL Sayers that inspired Clare to write her 'Constable Country Mysteries' series. 'Writer's Block' is the first book in the series and 'Still Waters' is the sequel. 'Tailor Made' is coming soon.
Years spent living in Manhattan and a love of old movies starring William Powell and Humphrey Bogart were the inspiration for the 'Bella Street Mysteries' which have been described as Derek Zoolander meets Sam Spade or Nancy Drew meets Cruella de Vil! The first two Bella Street Mysteries, 'The Secret Formula' and 'Doc Gutson's Revenge' were runners up in the Sydney Writer's Word Festival. The third book in the series, 'The Fat Lady Sings' has just been published. The revised stories are available in 'The Bella Street Mysteries Trilogy'.
'The Bellamy Bird' is an adventure story for middle grade children. Inspired by Clare's childhood in England and classic whodunnits, this vintage mystery is for anyone who enjoys books by Agatha Christie, PG Wodehouse, Richmal Crompton or Arthur Ransome! A very British mystery!
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